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PEPE DON’T PREACH
ROUNDTABLE: Big screen dreams
by Pepe Diokno - October 8, 2016 - 12:00am
With premieres this October, the makers of ‘Patintero‘ and ‘Apocalypse Child‘ talk about the joys and pains of bringing their independent films to mainstream cinemas.
Let’s do what Korea, France and other countries do: Finally require our movie houses and radio stations to play Filipino works.
by Pepe Diokno - July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
In my lifetime, I want to see the Philippines become a better place than it is today. We all share this dream, of course.
Why is Singapore investing millions in its media industry?
by Pepe Diokno - March 6, 2016 - 9:00am
From Dec. 2 to 6 last year, the Singapore Media Festival played host to the worlds of film, television, and digital content. Around 17,000 professionals attended, including the heads of Hollywood studios, and personalities...
The future of media is local and digital, says Disney head
by Pepe Diokno - February 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Robert Gilby is the managing director of the Walt Disney Company in Southeast Asia.
Discovering a different side of Italy with Emirates
by Pepe Diokno - February 20, 2016 - 9:00am
Off the beaten track, the food capital of Bologna offers an authentic Italian experience of  ‘la dotta, la rossa, la grassa’ — educational heritage, red historical sights, and lots and...
Pope Francis and Filipino society’s biggest flaw
by Pepe Diokno - February 1, 2015 - 12:00am
In the five days that Pope Francis spent in the Philippines this month, he gave four speeches, delivered three homilies and repeated one word: “Family.”
Malapascua, above sea level
by Pepe Diokno - December 13, 2014 - 12:00am
Malapascua is a tiny island that’s 116 kilometers from the mayhem of Cebu City. It’s a paradise for divers — a jump into its crystal blue waters takes tourists into a world of thresher sharks, hammerheads,...
Above the clouds in Tokyo
by Pepe Diokno - November 16, 2014 - 12:00am
Where are you? Please come here now. Right now,” said the voice on the other end of the hotel room telephone. It was Japanese precision meets Filipino time, and I was about two minutes past our schedule. ...
Geeks on a Beach: Tech startups, booze, and million-dollar deals
by Pepe Diokno - September 14, 2014 - 12:00am
This is where the deals are made,” Smart Developer Network co-founder Paul Pajo said to me, as we stood by the shore outside the swanky Movenpick Hotel in Cebu.
Sony goes higher than High Definition
by Pepe Diokno - August 25, 2013 - 12:00am
Before I started making movies, I was a fan of movies.
27 lessons from recent Supreme covers
by Pepe Diokno - July 28, 2013 - 12:00am
The Philippine STAR’s Saturday section, Supreme, stands for the best in pop culture and trends, and every week’s edition is a reflection of the times.
The Nokia Asha 501 redefines affordable
by Pepe Diokno - June 2, 2013 - 12:00am
Good, fast, or cheap — pick two,” goes a popular saying. It means that things that are good and fast are usually not cheap, and things that are quick and cheap are usually not good.
The Nokia Asha 501 redefines affordable
by Pepe Diokno - May 26, 2013 - 12:00am
Good, fast, or cheap — pick two,” goes a popular saying. It means that things that are good and fast are usually not cheap, and things that are quick and cheap are usually not good.
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